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Myra Melford-Be Bread: The Image of Your Body

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Myra Melford’s newest release was actually recorded in 2003, but time has done nothing to diminish the impact of this contemplative, introspective work. Her band’s moniker and the titles of eight tracks come from phrases in a poem by the Sufi mystic poet Rumi, which also grants the album its name. Recited by guitarist Brandon Ross in the title track, it contains a message of self-realization that parallels the way the group explores and breathes life into Melford’s compositions.

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